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232 participants (coordinators and project/financial managers) from 147 ITN projects participated in the full-day event, as well as representatives from National Contact Points and the European...
The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights and the OECD have published a report based on their study that aims at assessing quantitatively the value, scope and trends...
With the translations of our lately-realised IPR Chart on "Community Plant Variety Protection", and our last IP Guide on "Trade mark and design searches", we have, thus, completed our translation...
The World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report (WIPI) shows that global demand for IP tools reached record heights again in 2017. China...
We are pleased to announce that we have developed two publications in cooperation with the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO). Check out our: new Fact Sheet on "Plant variety protection...
EU certification marks relate to the guarantee of specific characteristics of certain products and/or services. This makes the EU certification mark a perfect tool for certification bodies, as it is...
Plant variety protection
Thursday, 06.12.2018
Plant breeding is protracted and expensive and the resulting plant varieties can be easily and quickly reproduced by others by means of simple multiplication of plant material. Therefore, in order to...
Among the eight finalists representing the best of European industrial and product design, the winners of this year’s DesignEuropa Awards were announced in an exciting ceremony which took place in...
The International Trademark Association (INTA) recently unveiled Brand & New, a “first-of-its-kind” podcast produced by INTA which focuses on the impact of innovation on intellectual property (IP...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has launched the beta version of Espacenet, its online patent search database containing more than 100 million patent documents. The new version aims at enriching...
The official draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU was released last week. Regarding intellectual property (IP), as already foreseen in the no-deal scenario, EU IP rights will...
Since 19 November 2018 the old interface is no longer available. The new Hague System E-Filing simplifies the filing and managing process of on-line international design applications. It is modern,...
The following models are now available in German, French, Italian, Polish and Spanish: European IPR Helpdesk - One-way non-disclosure agreement European IPR Helpdesk - Mutual non-...
The nomination period for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019 has started. In its 6th edition, the prize aims to reward the outstanding work of female entrepreneurs who have brought their ideas...
Study visits to the EPO
Monday, 12.11.2018
The European Patent Office (EPO) is organising study visits especially for university students in order to raise awareness of the European patent system. These visits aim to provide hands-on...
You want to commercialise your products with the support of external business partners? The story of this Italian SME, Celegon Srl, teaches us how crucial it is to take confidentiality measures and...
Self-driving vehicles (SDVs) are expected to be commercially available from 2025 and recent statistics for patent applications reveal that innovation in SDVs is accelerating fast and could signal the...
On October 26 2018 the Republic of San Marino joined the Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement for the international registration of designs. The Hague Agreement governs the international...
Our latest Case Study from the Croatian SME, Phoenix Ltd., has appeared in this edition of Business Planet! It shows how vital it is for companies to integrate their IP in their overall business...
In 2016 the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) signed a cooperation agreement to exchange information and best practices in the area of plant-related patents...